Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Arany Janos u. 32
Budapest, Hungary

Tel: + 36 1 327 3250
Fax: + 36 1 327 3260



Festival Overview

Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is committed to bringing to the broad public quality creative documentaries with civic commitment. It seeks to promote the ideals of open society, democracy, rule-of-law, tolerance, political and cultural pluralism within a global context as well as expose the cases of abuse and human rights' violations throughout the world. Verzio works toward creating an environment where human rights are respected and in which ideas are examined creatively and critically. It aims at promoting the use of documentaries in teaching and involving broad audiences in debates on challenges facing humanity.


Verzio is a non-profit film festival organized by the Open Society Archives at Central European University and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. The aim of Verzio is to use the powerful medium of film to promote mutual understanding between people and cultures, to highlight human rights issues -- especially for the young -- and to create greater global awareness in the public through documentaries that go beyond the usual media coverage of current social and political affairs.


Verzio is a non-competitive festival. However, each year the audience picks the best film for the Arts and Culture Award/Audience Award (1,000 USD)


Open to the public

Documentary film makers from all over the world.

Only documentary films, including shorts, are eligible.

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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